LANSING, Mich. — UPDATE: A Lansing Police Officer and four others have been arrested for their involvement in a sex sting operation by the Shiawassee Human Oppression Team.
Benjamin Fielder, a 3-year-veteran of the Lansing Police Department, is now facing 4 charges after the investigation: 1) Child Sexually Abusive Commercial Activity 2) Children-Accosting For Immoral Purposes 3) Using a Computer to Commit a Crime and 4) Felony Firearm.
Fielder and four other men were arrested on Aug. 9. Authorities say they did not know each other prior to the sting operation.
According to Ingham County Sheriff Brian BeGole, Fielder and three of the men thought they were going to meet up with a 15-year-old girl and one man thought he was going to meet up with a 15-year-old boy.
BeGole also confirmed that Fielder had a gun with him when he allegedly committed the crimes.
All men were allegedly on several websites.
Below are the names and the charges for the other four men involved:
- Corey James Mulanix, from Linden: child sexually abusive commercial activity, accosting children for immoral purposes, using computers/internet with another to commit a crime.
- Nathan Matthew Schneider, from Owosso: Child Sexually Abusive Commercial Activity, Accosting Children for Immoral purposes, Using computers/Internet with another to commit a crime.
- Thomas Brian Chester, from Haslett: Child Sexually Abusive commercial activity, Accosting Children for Immoral Purposes, Using Computers/internet with another to commit a crime.
- Zackary Douglas Adcock, from Lansing: Child Sexually Abusive commercial activity, Accosting Children for Immoral Purposes, Using Computers/internet with another to commit a crime.